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IS NORM COLEMAN DEAD YET? Surprisingly, no! He is alive! And he’s doing the most liberal thing since the French Revolution this fall: being a teaching fellow at Harvard. His course will be called, “How To Litigate A Losing Case For Months, Just For The Fuck Of It.” (This is actually the topic of every corporate law course offered at Harvard.) On a side note, one of Coleman’s fellow fellows at Harvard this fall will be Ms. Peggington Noonington. More on her in a bit… [CNN] Read more on …
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Liveblogging Obama’s Latest Teevee Show, Part 1

Hey Obama’s gonna be on the teevee in a few minutes to read Das Kapital from his TELLYPROMTARRS, all 40 of them. We’re commemorating this occasion with some classic racist Internet art from the campaign. What a schmuck, this guy! We’re watching CNN analyze the “goals” with this conference, and it’s already paralyzing. First thing we hear are the words “sell the American people.” Who cares about the American people? They voted already. Anyway… Read more on Liveblogging Obama’s Latest Teevee Show, Part 1…
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Here’s A Great PUMA Movie For Your Tuesday Lunch Hour!

Hey so what’s going on with our old chums in crazytown these days? Oh how convenient, a reader e-mail: “Someone put TeamSarah on the Pumasphere.com blogroll. They also link to this incredibly stupid video.” Ha ha you MUST watch this magnificent film! It’s a standard recruitment tape for a suicide cult or the Dharma Initiative or whatever. TRUTH: “The PUMA movement was thought of as a bunch of disgruntled voters when in reality, it was the Taj Mahal of consciousness reforming political mathematics.” [VodPod] Read more on Here’s A Great PUMA Movie For Your Tuesday Lunch Hour!…
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A Children’s Treasury Of Polite, Intelligent Threaded Comments On Change.gov

We read somewhere, here, that Obama’s transition website, Change.gov, was getting pretty Internettish these days. This is Obama’s thing, he does it all the time: using standard Internet crap — stuff that other politicians somehow haven’t discovered — to help his readers connect and engage one another on the issues important to them (and possibly sometimes donate $$$$…) (and also maybe plan to fuck in a motel.) This is all to say that Change.gov suddenly looks a lot like Fark or Digg — long comment threads where you can “tell Obama” your thoughts and respond to each other and even rate each other’s comments. So we headed over there to witness the hilarity one sees on every Internet comment board in the world. But as with all things “Obama,” the discussion is well-written, informed, polite… it is terrifying. This is not the Real American Internet. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Polite, Intelligent Threaded Comments On Change.gov…